Virtual Field Trip Sites

www.GailLovely.com

Here is a collection of resources for

Virtual Field Trips... the resources are casually organized

into these groups:

Live Journeys, Virtual Tours, Interactive Environments,

Travelogue, eMuseums, Building or Place Tours, Map-Based Visits,

Read-Along Visits, Museum Lists, WebCams, Images to Use, Teacher Tools

 

Examples

Tramline

http://www.field-guides.com/

Global Trek - Virtual World Travel for Students

http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/globaltrek/index.htm

Virtual Garden Tour

http://4hgarden.msu.edu/kidstour/tour.html

Cartoon Strip Visit to de Young Museum (San Francisco)

http://www.thinker.org/fam/education/publications/ghost/index.html

Interactive Trip to the Jungle (viewpoints of the forest)

http://www.brookfieldzoo.org/pagegen/wok/ways_index.html

Read Along Trip (links and story) example: Oregon Trail

http://www.chimacum.wednet.edu/elementary/oregontrailVFT.html

Mr. Roger's Picture Picture Visit to Factories

http://pbskids.org/rogers/R_house/picpic.htm

 

Virtual Tours - Live Journeys

Iditarod 2005

http://surfaquarium.com/eIDITAROD/index.htm

Travel Around the World with a Sailboat

http://www.reachtheworld.org/

World of Wonders - World Tour

http://questconnect.org/world_of_wonders.htm

Local Art and Architecture

http://surfaquarium.com/a&a/index.htm

 

Collection of Virtual Tours...

Virtual Tour of the Space Shuttle Columbia

http://science.ksc.nasa.gov/shuttle/missions/sts-90/vrtour/checkpoint.html

Explore Titanic

http://www.discovery.com/guides/history/titanic/Titanic/titanic.html

Tour the International Space Station

http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/space/station/360/

Tour a German U Boat

http://www.msichicago.org/exhibit/U505/U505home.html

Virtual Tour of the Sun (high level)

http://www.michielb.nl/od95/

Virtual Cave Tours

http://www.goodearthgraphics.com/virtcave.html

http://www.extremescience.com/Lechuigillainfo.htm (Lechuigilla Cave - some ads here)

Virtual Tour of the South Pole

http://astro.uchicago.edu/cara/vtour/pole/

Virtual Tour of the Ocean Planet (Museum Exhibit)

http://seawifs.gsfc.nasa.gov/ocean_planet.html

National Geographic Xpeditions Hall

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/hall/

Virtual Safari - Okavango (National Geographic)

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/features/96/okavango/

Virtual Forest (National Geographic)

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/features/96/forest/

Tour Easter Island and try Moving the Moai

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/easter/

More from Nova (mostly middle school and up)

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/

Virtual Farms

http://www.ext.vt.edu/resources/4h/virtualfarm/main.html

The Story of Milk

http://www.moomilk.com/tour.htm

Historical Farming

http://www.lhf.org/farmsites.html

Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Center Exhibit

http://www.sicc.sk.ca/keepinghouse/index.html

 

Interactive Environments (not quite field trips)

Eduventures

http://www.eduweb.com/portfolio/gradeskto3.php

Yellowstone National Park - Interactivities

http://www.windowsintowonderland.org/

 

Travelogue

Minnesota Orchestra European Tour

http://teaching.com/europe2000/

 

eMuseums (more below)

Virtual Smithsonian

http://2k.si.edu/

 

Tour Buildings or Places

The Great Kiva

http://sipapu.gsu.edu/html/kiva.html

The Great Wall of China

http://www.thebeijingguide.com/great_wall_of_china/index.html

The Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel

http://mv.vatican.va/3_EN/pages/MV_Visite.html

http://www.christusrex.org/www1/sistine/0-Tour.html

The White House

http://www.whitehouse.gov/kids/tour/(for kids)

http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/whtour/ (historical tour)

The US Capitol Tour

http://www.senate.gov/vtour/

US Supreme Court Tour

http://www.oyez.org/oyez/tour/street-from-introduction

Monticello

http://www.monticello.org/house/index.html

Mount Vernon

http://www.mountvernon.org/virtual/index.cfm/ss/29//cfid/326023/cftoken/12421008

Historical Sturbridge Village (1830's America)

http://www.osv.org/

Historical Plimoth ( 1620 America)

http://www.plimoth.org/visit/virtual/#

Virtual Gettysburg

http://www.virtualgettysburg.com/

Ancient Maya Sites

http://www.mayaruins.com/

Taj Mahal

http://www.taj-mahal.net/

Explore Ancient Egyptian Pyramids

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/pyramid/

Virtual Reality Tours of Rome, Naples and Pisa

http://www.compart-multimedia.com/virtuale/us/home.htm

Virtual Longhouse

http://www.rom.on.ca/digs/longhouse/

Greatest Places

http://www.greatestplaces.org/book_pages/top.html

 

Map-Based Clickable "Visits"

Hiking and Biking Trail Maps

http://www.trailmonkey.com/virtual.htm

Historical Philadelphia - Constitutional Walking Tour

http://www.theconstitutional.com/tour.php

Glacier National Park

http://www.nrmsc.usgs.gov/lo_pans/pic_imap.htm

South Pole

http://astro.uchicago.edu/cara/vtour/pole/pole2.html

 

Read and Click - Read Along Visits

Virtual Inca Trail

http://www.raingod.com/angus/Gallery/Photos/SouthAmerica/Peru/IncaTrail/index.html

Virtual Hiking Trail - Big Bend Texas

http://geoweb.tamu.edu/faculty/herbert/bigbend/hike1/index.html

 

Museums

List of Museums: http://dir.yahoo.com/Science/museums_and_exhibits/

http://sesd.sk.ca/teacherresource/virtualtour/virtualtours.htm

http://www.museumstuff.com/showcase/

http://icom.museum/vlmp/

http://www.theteachersguide.com/virtualtours.html

http://www.musee-online.org/

http://teacher.esuhsd.org/museums/

http://www.homeworkspot.com/fieldtrip/ (some fieldtrips, mostly just sites)

 

WebCams

http://dsc.discovery.com/cams/cams.html

Africam

http://www.africam.com/

FishEye Cam

http://www.fisheyeview.com/FVCam.html

Shark (Aquarium) Cam

http://waquarium.mic.hawaii.edu/coralcam/index.html

Ant Cam

http://www.antcam.com/

Penguin Cam (NY Zoo, Monterey Bay Aquarium)

http://www.earthcam.com/usa/newyork/cpzoo/

http://www.mbayaq.org/efc/efc_se/se_sz_cam.asp

Hummingbird Cam (and others - Costa Rica)

http://www.quetzalcam.org/tour/hcam/

Salmon Egg Hatchery

http://www.sf.adfg.state.ak.us/Region2/ie/eggcam/html/videocam.cfm

Panda Cam

http://www.zooatlanta.org/site/the_animals/exhibits/panda_cam.html

Insect Zoo (Iowa)

http://zoocam.ent.iastate.edu/

Monterey Bay Aquarium Cams

http://www.mbayaq.org/efc/cam_menu.asp

LIVE Eclipse Cams

http://eclipse.span.ch/liveshow.htm

Metro Area Cams

http://www.earthcam.com/metrocams/

 

Images to Use to Make your Own

Geography Images (including panoramas)

http://geogweb.berkeley.edu/GeoImages.html

Farmers' Roles (Videos)

http://www.msichicago.org/exhibit/farm/video.html

How Things are Made

http://manufacturing.stanford.edu/

http://pbskids.org/rogers/R_house/picpic.htm

 

Teacher Tools

Filamentality

http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/fil/

TrackStar

http://trackstar.4teachers.org/trackstar/index.jsp

(example: http://trackstar.4teachers.org/trackstar/ts/viewTrack.do?number=242449)

Permission form for Virtual Field Trip

http://www.field-trips.org/vft/PermissionSlip.pdf

Sample Lesson Plan (Civil War Battle Fields)

http://www.lessonplanspage.com/SSCICivilWarVirtualFieldTripPlusHyperStudioPres59.htm

Virtual Tour Evaluation Tool

http://school.discovery.com/schrockguide/evaltour.html

Virtual Field Trip Guidelines (Walter Mackinzie)

http://surfaquarium.com/IT/vftguidelines.pdf

Rubric Maker - Rubistar

http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php

Assessment Generator

http://www.qdsouza.com/tools/assessment/index.htm

Microsoft Office Templates

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/templates/default.aspx

FREE Citation Aids

http://www.sourceaid.com/ (Free registration - APA, MLA, CMS, CSE)

http://www.easybib.com/ (Free - MLA)

http://www.noodletools.com/login.php (Free - Simplified MLA)

http://www.landmark-project.com/citation_machine/index.php (Free - APA, MLA)

 

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